Personal Support and Mental Health

Your health and well-being are critical to your success at MIT Sloan and in life. Sometimes you may find yourself needing some extra support – or you may want to find help for a friend. Here are some resources to be aware of:

Sloan Resources

Your Program Advisor or MIT Sloan Student Life Staff
Every Sloan program has an advising team who are happy to help with academic or personal concerns. The Student Life advisors can also help you. Staff in these offices can help with academic, personal, and wellness concerns, and make referrals as needed. Please don't hesitate to reach out for support.

Sloan Health and Wellness Events
The Sloan Student Life Office sponsors a variety of programs and activities to support student health and wellness. Specific offerings vary; check the SloanGroups calendar and watch the Student Life weekly newsletter for information on current offerings.

Sloan Facilities
Quiet rooms: Are you looking for a quiet place to meditate, pray, or just rest? There are three designated spaces at Sloan. These rooms accommodate multiple users, so we ask that you enter quietly and remove your shoes.

  • E52-112 is designated for Muslim prayer
  • E52-212 and E51-050 are available for meditation and prayer for all.
  • Nursing Mothers' Room: Our space for nursing mothers is in E51-014.
  • Access: The Student Life Office can grant keycard access to any of these rooms by request. Please stop in or send a message to slquestions@mit.edu, indicating your full name, your MIT ID number, and the room(s) you wish to have access to.

MIT Resources

Resources@MIT
This on-line resource listing is an MIT "meta-resource." It includes information about personal support and wellness resources as well as after-hours and emergency contacts. The resources listed below include the ones most relevant to Sloan graduate students.

Office of Graduate Education (OGE)
The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is an Institute-wide support and referral office for graduate students and graduate administrators. The OGE supports and serves individual graduate students, programs, and schools in order to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.

DoingWell
At MIT, focusing on your wellbeing by caring for your mind and body, fostering meaningful relationships, and finding purpose will help you to thrive not only in the classroom but in all aspects of your life. What wellbeing looks and feels like is different for everyone. Your starting point does not determine your limits. No matter where you are on your wellbeing journey, the resources throughout this page will help you discover your path.

Mental Health and Counseling
MIT Medical's Mental Health and Counseling Service works with students to identify, understand, and solve problems, and to help transform that understanding into positive action. Their services include the following:

  • Evaluations and consultations
  • Brief treatment (counseling/psychotherapy and medication)
  • Referrals to non-MIT Medical clinicians
  • Urgent care
  • Let's Chat: Informal, free, confidential consultations
  • Group counseling
  • Advice when you are worried about a friend, colleague, or student

Community Wellness at MIT

Community Wellness at MIT Medical works with the entire MIT community to provide the resources and programs that can help you make healthy choices. Their offerings include the following:

  • Exercise and Fitness: Maintain or improve your fitness through classes, the annual GetFit fitness challenge, and more.
  • Sleep: Learn relaxation techniques and other ways to improve your sleep schedule.
  • Stress Reduction, Mindfulness, and Relaxation: Learn to manage stress through classes and workshops, audio files, and in-person consultations.
  • Sexual Health: Information, supplies, and counseling about sex and sexuality.
  • Health and Wellness Coaching: Trained coaches can help you achieve greater physical and mental wellbeing through goal setting, accountability, and support.
  • Eating Healthfully: Learn to make healthy eating choices and recognize the warning signs for eating and body-image problems.
  • MedLinkSs: Trained student liaisons work with undergraduates and MIT Medical, supporting students' health in living groups and in the MIT community.
  • MindHandHeart: Students, faculty, and staff working together for a healthier, stronger, more welcome MIT community.

MIT DAPER

MIT's Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) offers opportunities for sports instruction and participation at all levels. Highlights include the following:

  • MIT supports one of the broadest intercollegiate athletic programs in the world. There are 16 varsity sprots for men, 15 for women, and 2 coeducational programs.
  • MIT's Physical Education program offers a variety of courses in Aquatics, Dance, Fitness, Health and Wellness, Individual Sports, Martial Arts, Outdoor Education, and Team Sports.
  • The intramural program offers competition in 18 sports with 4,000 students, faculty, alumni, spouses, and partners participating.
  • MIT features one of the nation's most expansive club programs, with more than 800 participants and 33 teams.
  • For those who wish to engagge in other recreational programs, MIT provides group exercise and mind and body classes, personal and group training, a variety of aquatic classes, and sport skill instruction.